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Kevin Anderson’s PERSIA

I openly admit, I am one of those creepy people who will momentarily, or a bit longer than that, cease all brain activity when I come across an author I admire. I just stare for a moment and then when they make eye contact I not so subtly duck my head like a reprimanded dog. I […]

Saying Yes to Downhill

My chaotic and wonderful life has reached a downhill slope finally and I’m grateful for it. I went on a week long cruise (Mexico, Belize, Honduras) and came back to FantasyCon and WesterCon 67. Peace has been greatly missed. Along with sleep. I’d thought it would be perfect and a non-stop track of excitement, but […]

So Much Latin

So I was working on creating a comprehensive guide to my galaxy. This week was about finally finishing up the map portion of it, naming the different systems and planets and figuring out why they were given that name. And being a geek means, I picked to utilize Latin. Four years ago, I took a […]

Ted Inspiring Progress

Progress has come in a lot of forms lately. I feel more connected with what I’m doing and it’s helping a lot with my motivation. In the world of my stories, I’ve been working on creating deeper character backgrounds since I’ve switched Redemption to a longer series. My characters for Blazing Inferno have also required […]

And I’m Back In The Game

Whoo hoo! Almost a year long hiatus and it’s been worth it. I’m finishing up my degree so that’s opened up my time a lot and I’ve taken full advantage. I’m currently working on two major novels. The first is book one in a series I’ve been developing sporadically for over a year now. It […]

It Builds

I promised updates and I’m delivering. I’ve completed three short stories which puts me right on track for my goal this week. One of them was a story I only had two sentences of and those two sentences were deleted before I even finished it. The next was one I’d been working on sporadically, but […]

Aiming Higher

I’ve been working on my writing and reading, but with little concrete to show for it. I’ve almost finished reading the first three novels in A Song of Fire and Ice, more commonly known as Game of Thrones. I’ve also been working on writing things outside my wheelhouse: nonfiction. Keeping a journal has alternated between […]

Just not all at once

I’ve tried to bite off more than I can chew. There are so many things I want to do and be coupling with my great fear of never seeing any of it amount to anything. At times, it’s exhausting. That said, it’s helped strike inspiration. The purpose of this is for me to have a […]

A Good Future

Hello hello, I’ve decided my writing needs a fresh start. I was trying to appeal to way too many genres that appeal to me so now I’m going to try shutting out the “young adult novels” I was working on and instead work on something less limited. I always worry that I’m going to far […]


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